Audrain Meadow Restoration (Lake or Streambed Alteration Agreement No. 1600-2016-0115-R2)

Summary

SCH Number
2016088269
Lead Agency
Fish & Wildlife 2 (Rancho Cordova) (California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 2)
Document Title
Audrain Meadow Restoration (Lake or Streambed Alteration Agreement No. 1600-2016-0115-R2)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
The project is limited to placement of four Beaver Dam Analogue (BDA) structures in the main incised channel of the South Fork American River within the historic Audrain Meadow with the intent of stopping further incisement of the river channel and restoration of the flooding conditions withint he historic Audrain Meadow. The structures will be placed by hand using a small bobcat mounted auger device. The BDAs will consist of between six (6) and twelve (12) 4 inch diameter posts placed vertically within the river channel. Each post will be sunk between 2.5 and 3.5 feet into the riverbed. All work will be completed when the river channel is dry (usually late July to August).

Contact Information
Bob Hosea
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 2
Northern Central Region 1701 Nimbus Road, Suite A
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

916 358-1124

Location

Counties
El Dorado

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15333, Class 33
Reasons for Exemption
This is a small project (< 5 acre footprint) intended to help restore the historic flood plain regime to the South Fork of the American River and thereby lead to restoration of the historic Audrain Meadow which will improve habitat for the Sierra Nevada Yellow-legged Frog.
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